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chia seed and flax seed

So you’ve been reading about chia seed.   (I know this because I get lots of questions about it.)   Yep, I’m talking about the little things that grow the chia pet, now getting lots of attention as a power food.   And it is.   A highly expensive one (I bought a pound of […]

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Storing green smoothies: BPA in plastics [part 2 of 2]

I was recently in a conversation where a 23-year old adult said,  regarding this topic, “If I don’t drink bottled water, where will I get it?”   She was totally serious.   Back in the olden days (before water bottles but after the wheel was invented), we used to fill a reusable water bottle or […]

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Storing green smoothies: BPA in plastics [part 1 of 2]

Dear Green SmoothieGirl: What should I store my green smoothie in?   I’ve read that certain chemicals in bottled water and other plastic items leach into my food. Answer:   A government study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, D.C. recently uncovered a surprising (and unnerving) finding.   The plastic lining used […]

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RE: high fructose corn syrup is a health food

  Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury I wonder if Liz who originally posted this topic has read the Washington Post Article.

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GSG diet and CANCER

[Before today's topic--how fun to "meet" lots of you on Facebook!   Thanks for making me your "friend" there.] Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I subscribe to your 12 step information.   I just was diagnosed with cancer of my spleen and liver.   I had colon cancer 2 years ago.   I would greatly appreciate any information […]

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danger of aluminum in antiperspirants

How many of you are using commercial antiperspirants?   Not much research has been published on what happens to our health as a consequence of using them.   But  they all  contain aluminum, which I believe is one of the most toxic ingredients in personal-care products.   (It is followed closely by sodium laureth sulfate […]

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the data on benefits of RAW FOOD . . . part 2 of 3

Another very old study was the work of Robert McCarrison in the 1920′s and 1930′s, working with rats.   A group of 1,000 rats was fed a partially raw diet of carrots, sprouts, cabbage, bread, milk, and meat.   Another 2,000 were fed canned food, boiled vegetables, and milk.     The rats in the […]

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Boycott Jif peanut butter

You probably don’t buy Jif brand peanut butter anyway, but what I saw at Costco today completely amazed me.   It’s a new low in deceptive advertising.   The boxes containing Jif Crunchy and Creamy Peanut Butter had this printed all over them:   Made with no partially hydrogenated oils!   So I was intrigued, […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 8 of 12

Today stats about where foodborne bacteria E. coli, campylobacter, and salmonella come from, and irradiation consequences.   And which foods you should be most concerned about.   (Each of these stats/quotes has a corresponding source in Robbins’ The Food Revolution.)   The deadly E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria has occasionally been found in sprouts and raw […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 4 of 12

Do certain diets prevent cancer?  Today, good stats on health implications  of eating meat:   Risk of colon cancer for women who eat red meat daily, versus those who eat it less than once a month: 250 percent greater   Risk of colon cancer for people who eat red meat once a week compared to […]

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